Menu
Menu
SAGE-AU tells off Conroy over Street View claims

SAGE-AU tells off Conroy over Street View claims

Peak technology group SAGE-AU has chastised communications minister Stephen Conroy for his comments on the Google Street View privacy controversy, accusing the politician of fear-mongering.

Conroy’s statements regarding Google’s admission of collecting fragments of Wi-Fi packet data via its Street View cars show a misunderstanding of the nature of secure internet communications, SAGE-AU said.

Conroy has alleged that Google could have acquired people’s internet banking details, SAGE-AU spokesperson Iain Robertson said – a claim which is misinformation verging on fear-mongering.

“While it is clear Google’s Street View cars collected more data than necessary – a practice not condoned by SAGE-AU – Internet banking data is safe from collection due to the nature of the communications from web browsers to Internet banking servers.”

Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags securityprivacyGooglesage-auStephen ConroyStreet View

More about Google

Show Comments
Computerworld
ARN
Techworld
CMO